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Collection Overview

Creator:
Wright, Harry H. and Wright, Richard R.
Collector:
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Title:
Wright Family Papers
Repository:
Princeton University Archives
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/kw52jb71v
Dates:
1899-1939
Size:
2 boxes
Storage Note:
Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): Box 1-2
Language:
English

Abstract

The Wright Family Papers consist of correspondence received at Princeton University by Harry H. Wright, class of 1903, and his son Richard R. Wright, class of 1935, during their undergraduate years, as well as printed postcards and class directories, a songbook and Daily Princetonian style book. The Wright family owned a farm in Allentown, New Jersey, and the correspondence reflects family news, domestic and farm life at the turn of the twentieth century and again during the 1930s.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Description:

The Wright Family Papers consist of correspondence received at Princeton University by Harry H. Wright, class of 1903, and his son Richard R. Wright, class of 1935, during their undergraduate years. The Wright family owned a farm in Allentown, New Jersey, and correspondence reflects family news, domestic and farm life. Correspondents to Harry include, among others, Walter Livingston Wright, Sr., Harry Wright's mother Lissie Gaskill Wright, sister Bessie, sister Mame, and brother Walter Livingston Wright, Jr. Correspondents to Richard include his mother Mary (Mae) Wright, his father Harry H. Wright, his sisters Elizabeth and Mary. Two letters from Richard Wright to his father and mother are in Box 2, Folder 6. The correspondence includes letters written to Mae or Harry Wright and enclosed with letters to Richard Wright.

Also included with the papers are a group of printed postcards mailed to Harry H. Wright as a member of the class of 1903, and several pamphlets: directories of the classes of 1899 and 1903, Campus Songs from 1934 and the Style Book of the Daily Princetonian from 1933.

Collection Creator Biography:

Harry Hall Wright, of Allentown, New Jersey attended Princeton University from 1899 to 1903. Harry Hall Wright moved back to the farm at Merino Hill to work and raise his family after graduating from Princeton.

Harry Hall Wright's son, Richard Ridgway Wright, also of Allentown, attended Princeton from 1931 to 1935.

Collection History

Acquisition:

The papers were donated by Anne R. Wright in March 2012 and 2013 .

Archival Appraisal Information:

Separated materials: 4 notebooks containing lecture notes were transferred to the Lecture Notes Collection, AC052. 4 published bound volumes were removed, as there are duplicates already in the University Archives.

Processing Information:

This collection was processed by Phoebe Nobles in 2016. Finding aid written by Phoebe Nobles in 2016.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research use.

Conditions for Reproduction and Use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. For quotations that are fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. The Trustees of Princeton University hold copyright to all materials generated by Princeton University employees in the course of their work. If copyright is held by Princeton University, researchers will not need to obtain permission, complete any forms, or receive a letter to move forward with non-commercial use of materials from the Mudd Library. For materials where the copyright is not held by the University, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold the copyright and obtaining approval from them. If you have a question about who owns the copyright for an item, you may request clarification by contacting us through the Ask Us! form.

Credit this material:

Wright Family Papers; Princeton University Archives, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/kw52jb71v
Location:
Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
65 Olden Street
Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
(609) 258-6345

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Related Material:

The following related collections and materials are held by Mudd Manuscript Library:

AC052, Lecture Notes Collection

and by Special Collections: C0119, Walter Livingston Wright Papers.

Subject Terms:
Farms--New Jersey
Princeton University -- Students -- 20th century.
Wilson College (Chambersburg, Pa.)
Genre Terms:
Correspondence--20th century.
Family papers.